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  • ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’ 2019-03-06 21:56

    ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’

    TEHRAN – Iran's forest area is approximately 12 million hectares with 0.2 hectares per capita, which is one quarter of the world average, so attention to preserve the forest areas must be four times the global attention, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • Leader plants trees on national tree planting day 2019-03-06 21:52

    Leader plants trees on national tree planting day

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with National Tree Planting Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei planted two fruit tree saplings on Wednesday.

  • Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide 2018-08-06 09:52

    Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide

    TEHRAN – Forest wildfire brings heavy economic burden amounting to 560 million rials (about $13,000) per hectare for the country, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • A view of Alimestan forest in northern province of Mazandaran 2018-07-22 16:08

    Protecting forests is key to conserve water resources, says expert

    TEHRAN — Forest are essential to water cycle and protecting forest plays a key role in saving water and reducing evaporation, a professor of geology at Shahid Beheshti University has said.

  • Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished 2018-06-23 08:55

    Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished

    TEHRAN – A fire which swept through some three hectares of forests in northeastern Iran has been put out successfully, an official at the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Arasbaran protected area in ٍEast Azarbaijan province 2018-04-27 20:19

    Cadaster to help save national land areas from land grabbers

    TEHRAN — Initiating cadaster in Iran would save national land areas from land grabbers, an official at Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Zagros oak forests 2018/04/08

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Zagros oak forests would cry out if they could!

    It seems that there is a race between fungal disease and human greed for destroying Zagros oak forests and no matter which one wins, we will be the loser.

  • Photo of a half-burnt tree in Golestan national Park, in Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, taken in October 2015 (Photo by Aboutaleb Nadri/Tehran Times) 2018-04-05 18:29

    ‘Wildfire during Noruz holidays unprecedented’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire swept through some 150 hectares of forests across northern Iran during Noruz holidays (March 21 – April 2), said an official with Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, noting that the extent of fire was unprecedented for the last decade.

  • The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades   2018-03-30 17:23

    The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades  

    TEHRAN – According to the most recent data published by Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, some 14.2 million hectares of Iran’s area is covered by forests compared to 19.5 million hectares in 1942, ISNA reported on Tuesday. 

  • Iranian judge punishes minor crimes with tree planting not jail 2018-03-10 20:25

    Iranian judge punishes minor crimes with tree planting not jail

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Reza Amuzad is a judge in Galikesh, northern Golestan province, who punishes minor crimes with alternative sentences such as planting trees in the province.

  • Forests are the lungs of the Earh 2018/03/06

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    How come we are treating trees like intruders?

    They say trees are lungs of the Earth, so how come we are treating them like intruders?

  • Bahram-e Gour protected area in southern province of Fars 2018/02/25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Defenseless national land areas

    TEHRAN — The controversial directive from the Supreme Council of Environment on revision of national protected areas will definitely leave such regions in an exposed position.

  • A mine construction site in Rudbar, northern province of Gilan 2018-02-20 18:56

    Law adopted on selling national land area may endanger environment

    TEHRAN — The recently-approved law on selling national land area will seriously endanger the environment and jeopardize the integrity of the protected areas, according to the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization.

  • ‘Cloud forest’ catches fire 2017-11-01 20:34

    ‘Cloud forest’ catches fire

    TEHRAN — Jangal-e Abr (cloud forest) located in the northeastern city of Shahroud, Semnan province, caught fire on Tuesday morning.

  • wildfire 2017-06-12 09:42

    95% of wildfires in Iran are human-caused: official

    TEHRAN — Some 95 percent of wildfires which occur in Iran are rooted in human factors, an official with Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is planting a sapling 2017-03-08 18:24

    Leader highlights preserving vegetation

    TEHRAN — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday emphasized the need to preserve vegetation, urging officials to take measures against forest encroachment.

  • deforestation 2017-01-14 17:10

    Administration assigned by new environmental protection laws

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Thursday approved bills, mandating the administration to ensure the implementation of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA).

  • Hircani Forest 2016-11-06 19:33

    Agriculture ministry bans exploitation of endangered northern forests

    TEHRAN — Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati has issued an order, urging the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization to stop the exploitation of endangered northern forests.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-10-09 19:17

    Rare viper survives wildfire in western Iran

    TEHRAN — Spider-tailed horned viper, a rare viper endemic to western Iran, survived wildfires in Saravan forests in Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah province, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • 12 MQ-4.jpg 2016-10-09 19:17

    Assigning forests to the public leads to fewer wildfire, says forestry chief

    TEHRAN — Assigning more than 10 million hectares of forests across the country to the public has resulted in less wildfire, the director of Forest, Range, and Watershed Organization has said.

  • Wildfire rages in Canada’s Fort McMurray 2016-05-09 11:39

    Wildfire rages in Canada’s Fort McMurray

    In this image released by the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), members of the RCMP monitor the Fort McMurray Wildfire, on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. The ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada doubled in size and officials warned that the situation in the parched Alberta oil sands region was "unpredictable and dangerous." / AFP